ONE of four fired Minneapolis police officers charged in connection with George Floyd’s death was confronted by a shopper at a grocery store who told him he will be sent “back to jail.”
J Alexander Kueng was shopping at Cub Foods in Plymouth, Minnesota, on Saturday when he was spotted and recorded in a video posted to social media.
Kueng was released from the Hennepin County Jail on Friday night after being held in lieu of $750,000 bail.
“You’re not sorry!” a woman shouted at him while he was shopping, holding a bag or Oreos in his hand.
“I don’t think you should be out on bail,” the woman continued.
“You don’t have the right to be here.
“You killed somebody in cold blood, you do not have the right to be here.”
She added: “We want you to be locked up.”
She went on to ask the disgraced Minneapolis officer if he felt “any remorse for what he did.”
Fellow former cop Derek Chauvin kept his knee on Floyd’s head for nearly nine minutes on Memorial Day, according to prosecutors.
Chauvin, Kueng and two other officers were fired and hit with criminal charges.
Chauvin was in talks to plead guilty before his arrest.
It is alleged that Thomas Lane held Floyd’s legs and Kueng held his back while Chauvin placed his knee on Floyd’s head and neck.
They did not relent even though Floyd repeatedly said “I can’t breathe, “Mama” and “please.”
At one point, Floyd said, “I’m about to die.”
Chauvin, Lane, and Kueng didn’t move.
A fourth officer, Tou Thao, continued standing nearby keeping onlookers back.
Lane asked “should we roll him on his side?”
Chauvin replied: “No, staying put where we got him.”
Lane said he was worried Floyd would experience excited delirium, a condition in which a person can become agitated and aggressive or suddenly die, according to documents obtained by The Associated Press.
“That’s why we have him on his stomach,” Chauvin replied.
Chauvin was hit with multiple charges, including second-degree murder.
Kueng, Lane, and Thao were charged with aiding and abetting second-degree murder and manslaughter.
Lane is also free on bail, but Chauvin and Thao remain behind bars.
Kueng was working his third shift ever as a full-time cop when he responded to call about a man using a counterfeit $20 bill at a deli on Memorial Day.
All four officers face long prison sentences.
Protests and unrest swept the nation in wake of Floyd’s death on May 25.
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